Say farewell to the platform because there’s a new shoe in town. The flatform has stomped its way into the fashion scene. And with the eccentricity of the design it really is the Marmite in the world of fashion. This unique and current trend is a revamp of the 70s and 90s inspired platform shoe. But instead of the traditional arched sole, the foot lays on a flat platform (hence the neologism ‘flatform’). This means that you can still gain the height of a platform, but with the comfort of a flat shoe. So your feet won’t be aching after a long day of shopping – perfect! Ranging from buckled straps, floral/animal prints and brogue style lace ups, the flatform (also known as ‘creepers) is available in a wide variety of styles. Designers such as Michael Kors and Yves Saint Laurent have endorsed the trend and the quirky shoes have also been spotted on fashionista Rihanna. So if you dare to be brave then you too can look funky in flatforms. You either love them or hate them – which one is you?
Written by Sheeva Marie Fallahi
*Rihanna pictured wearing flatforms
Red dalmatian print flatform brogues – River Island. Price £35
Flatform Espadrilles – Topshop. Price £55
Mary Jane Flatforms – ASOS. Price £30
Crocodile effect leather Flatforms – Michael Kors. Price £490
Written by Sheeva Fallahi